Monday, July 25, 2011

Monday, Monday



Today was a typical Monday.

I didn't sleep well last night because my mind was racing with all the things on my "to-do" list for work. You know the list. It's the one made up of things you either didn't get done at the end of last week or the things you put off doing last week until the moment when you realize you've hit the wall on procrastination. Because I was worrying about my lack of ability to complete one project, I found myself mindlessly staring at this computer screen until after 1 a.m. this morning.

(And no, I was not going to jump in and actually do the work stuff at that time of day. What I might have written in that indigo haze would most likely have had to have been scrapped and started over anyway. I played Solitaire and Mahjong.)

I roused myself from slumber *promptly* at 8:15 and sat to write. Amazingly, the words came and two hours later I took a break for coffee after completing two thirds of my task.

I do not know how this next part is actually possible, now that I am writing it out, but after the coffee break progress on work items actually slowed. (Isn't coffee supposed to rev you up? get you going? energize you?) That's how it seems in retrospect anyway.

By 1:30 p.m. I had actually completed and emailed all first drafts to the proper destinations. I had arranged for a 3 p.m. photo shoot. By 2 p.m. I had collected and processed the mail, including a postal letterbox, an LTC tracker envelope with 15 cards, two postcards and a hitchhiker. I had packaged and collected all outgoing mail to take to the post as well.

It was a genuine roll, and I was on it!

Left home shortly after 2 p.m. for an errand to the pharmacy and post office and made my photo shoot right on time.

Emailed work colleagues regarding the progress of my assignments for the day and awaited word from folks on those first drafts I had sent out.

For some reason, and I'm blaming the short night's sleep, I just haven't been able to get the creative mojo going. I don't know if it's because I used up that energy writing copy for advertorials. But as I looked at my carving supplies, my knitting basket, my journal and my camera....I just couldn't get fired up to take up any of them this evening.

I did watch a new episode of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. The sights, sounds, and imagined smells and tastes of Naples, Italy inspired me to get in here and blog.

So I edited a photo.

And I penned these words.

How was your day? What did you do? What did you create today?

3 comments:

Deborah said...

I got a few things done yesterday, but you've got me beat.

Don't you hate those moments when nothing seems inspiring? I do.

McVal said...

Wow! You were busy! I was kind of like that yesterday myself... Robb had to get up at 5 and I couldn't get back to sleep after that. The rest of the day was a fog for me and I couldn't concentrate on work things very much either.
And you're not sUPPOSED to be drinking caffeine... Aren't you?
You got a lot done anyway tho. Good for you!

kshotz said...

No, McVal...you're totally right, and I'm totally busted! No caffeine is supposed to be the rule; but it's so, SO difficult to live by!